“Permanent Waves” turns 40 and gets the reissue treatment

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Rush have announced a rich re-release of "Permanent Waves", which celebrates it’s 40th anniversary this year, for May 29th. It was the band's seventh album released in January 1980 featuring the classics "Spirit Of Radio", "Freewill" and "Jacob's Ladder".

Permanent Waves – 40th Anniversary will be available to fans in four distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) two-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) three-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) Deluxe Digital Edition.

The Super Deluxe Edition includes two CDs and three high-quality 180-gram black vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD, along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content newly mixed from the original analog live multi-tracks by the band’s original producer, Terry Brown. The unreleased bonus live tracks come from three stops on the Permanent Waves World Tour 1980: (1) Manchester Apollo in Manchester, England; (2) Hammersmith Odeon in London, England; and (3) Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Super Deluxe Edition of Permanent Waves-40th Anniversary will also include several exclusive items, including a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos, reimagined artwork by original album designer Hugh Syme, and an extensive & exclusive 12,000-word essay; a replica of the Permanent Waves 1980 official tour program; The Words & Pictures Volume II, a replica of the band’s rare 1980 UK-only tour program; a 24×36-inch two-sided wall poster of the original album cover model photo shoot and photos of the band recording at Le Studio; three replica bandmember 1980 tour backstage laminates; three Neil Peart-handwritten lyric sheets for “The Spirit Of Radio,” “Entre Nous,” and “Natural Science”; and a 20-page 5×7-inch notepad emblazoned with Le Studio letterhead.

The second configuration of Permanent Waves-40th Anniversary will be released in a two-CD Deluxe Edition digipak that includes the remastered original album and the live bonus tracks, plus a 20-page booklet with unreleased photos and reimagined artwork by Syme.

The third Permanent Waves configuration will be offered as an audiophile black vinyl 180-gram three-LP Deluxe Edition featuring the original album on LP1 and all 12 bonus live tracks on LPs 2 & 3, all housed in a slipcase, along with a 20-page booklet with unreleased photos and Syme’s new artwork. Jacket 1 features Syme’s original 1980 album artwork in a single-pocket jacket, while Jacket 2 contains the Permanent Waves 1980 Tour bonus content in gatefold form.

The fourth configuration, the Deluxe Digital Edition featuring the original album and all 12 bonus live performances.

Permanent Waves – 40th Anniversary Editions tracklistings:

Super Deluxe Edition:

CD 1
Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown / 2015 remaster on CD for the first time

“The Spirit Of Radio”
“Freewill”
“Jacob’s Ladder”
“Entre Nous”
“Different Strings”
“Natural Science”

CD 2
Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 / previously unreleased

“Beneath, Between & Behind” (Live in Manchester)
“By-Tor & The Snow Dog” (Live in London)
“Xanadu” (Live in London)
“The Spirit Of Radio” (Live in Manchester)
“Natural Science” (Live in Manchester)
“The Trees” (Live in Manchester)
“Cygnus X-1” (Live in London)
“Cygnus X-1 Book II” (Live in London)
“Closer To The Heart” (Live in Manchester)
“Jacob’s Ladder” (Live in Missouri)
“Freewill” (Live in London)

3LP Vinyl Slipcase

Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

LP 1 – Side 1
“The Spirit Of Radio”
“Freewill”
“Jacob’s Ladder”

LP 1 – Side 2
“Entre Nous”
“Different Strings”
“Natural Science”

Bonus Live Content: Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 / Previously Unreleased except *

LP 2 – Side 3
“Beneath, Between & Behind” (Live in Manchester)
“By-Tor & The Snow Dog” (Live in London)
“Xanadu” (Live in London)

LP 2 – Side 4
“The Spirit Of Radio” (Live in Manchester)
“Natural Science” (Live in Manchester)
“A Passage To Bangkok” (Live in Manchester)*
“The Trees” (Live in Manchester)

LP 3 – Side 5
“Cygnus X-1” (Live in London)
“Cygnus X-1 Book II” (Live in London)

LP 3 – Side 6
“Closer To The Heart” (Live in Manchester)
“Jacob’s Ladder” (Live in Missouri)
“Freewill” (Live in London)

2CD Deluxe Edition

CD – Disc 1 – Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown / 2015 remaster on CD for the first time

“The Spirit Of Radio”
“Freewill”
“Jacob’s Ladder”
“Entre Nous”
“Different Strings”
“Natural Science”

CD – Disc 2 – Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 / previously unreleased

“Beneath, Between & Behind” (Live in Manchester)
“By-Tor & The Snow Dog” (Live in London)
“Xanadu” (Live in London)
“The Spirit Of Radio” (Live in Manchester)
“Natural Science” (Live in Manchester)
“The Trees” (Live in Manchester)
“Cygnus X-1” (Live in London)
“Cygnus X-1 Book II” (Live in London)
“Closer To The Heart” (Live in Manchester)
“Jacob’s Ladder” (Live in Missouri)
“Freewill” (Live in London)

3LP Deluxe Edition

Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown

LP 1 – Side 1
“The Spirit Of Radio”
“Freewill”
“Jacob’s Ladder”

LP 1 – Side 2
“Entre Nous”
“Different Strings”
“Natural Science”

Bonus Live Content: Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 / Previously unreleased except *

LP 2 – Side 3
“Beneath, Between & Behind” (Live in Manchester)
“By-Tor & The Snow Dog” (Live in London)
“Xanadu” (Live in London)

LP 2 – Side 4
“The Spirit Of Radio” (Live in Manchester)
“Natural Science” (Live in Manchester)
“A Passage To Bangkok” (Live in Manchester)*
“The Trees” (Live in Manchester)

LP 3 – Side 5
“Cygnus X-1” (Live in London)
“Cygnus X-1 Book II” (Live in London)

LP 3 – Side 6
“Closer To The Heart” (Live in Manchester)
“Jacob’s Ladder” (Live in Missouri)
“Freewill “(Live in London)

Digital Deluxe Edition

Disc 1 – Original Album – Produced by Rush and Terry Brown / 2015 remaster

“The Spirit Of Radio”
“Freewill”
“Jacob’s Ladder”
“Entre Nous”
“Different Strings”
“Natural Science”

Disc 2 – Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 / previously unreleased except *

“Beneath, Between & Behind” (Live in Manchester)
“By-Tor & The Snow Dog” (Live in London)
“Xanadu” (Live in London)
“The Spirit Of Radio” (Live in Manchester)
“Natural Science” (Live in Manchester)
“A Passage To Bangkok” (Live in Manchester)*
“The Trees” (Live in Manchester)
“Cygnus X-1” (Live in London)
“Cygnus X-1 Book II” (Live in London)
“Closer To The Heart” (Live in Manchester)
“Jacob’s Ladder” (Live in Missouri)
“Freewill” (Live in London)